The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s CEO Wasim Khan once again clarified that Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is left with no other option than sending their team to Pakistan next year.
Bangladesh is due to play three T20Is and two Tests in Pakistan in January next year. While having chitchat in a lighter mood with reporters at the media box during Day 1 of the second Pak-SL Test, Khan highlighted that the BCB should give a solid reason if they don’t want to tour Pakistan.
“I mean why would they say no, everything is fine here. If they talk about security then the International Cricket Council (ICC) had given clearance to us. Sri Lanka has toured Pakistan thrice. We have been staging PSL matches in the country for the last three years,” Khan said.
“If they still show any hiccups in this regard then they will be answerable directly to the ICC,” the CEO PCB added.
To a query about political influence is the reason behind BCB’s disinterest for Pakistan tour, Khan said that every team takes permission from the government before every tour.
“I think every team asks their government before a tour. They have to give a proper reason if they don’t want to come,” he concluded.
It must be noted here that PCB invited BCB to come and play three T20Is and two Tests in Pakistan. The BCB has accepted the invite but consulted their government in this regard. Meanwhile, their president Nazmul Hasan stated that their players will not be forced to tour Pakistan.